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Cristian Daniel Bawole  

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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: July 18, 2005
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Maranatha Child Development Center
  • Child ID: ID2690040
    • Waiting: 296 Days for a sponsor.
Cristian lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for running errands. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Cristian participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Swimming and playing ball games are his favorite activities.

Please remember Cristian in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Cristian lives on the plains of Baturapa II, home to approximately 900 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Sangihe and Minahasa.

The regional diet consists of fish and rice. A common health problem is malaria. Most adults in Baturapa II work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $60 per month. This community needs improved sanitation, vocational training, a public library and income-generating skills.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Maranatha Child Development Center to provide Cristian with Bible studies, special celebrations, nutritious food and drinks, vitamins, medical checkups, indoor and outdoor activities, art classes, tuition, school supplies, English courses and academic support. The center staff will also provide counseling, health education and worship services for the parents or guardians of Cristian.
Indonesia consists of 17,000 islands along the equator between Australia and Asia. The larger islands have central mountain ranges and fertile plains and lowlands. The climate is tropical with a rainy season from October to April.

The country squeezes a population nearly the size of the United States into a landmass roughly triple the size of Texas; it has the fourth largest population in the world. Indonesia is also a diverse nation with many resources. More than 300 languages are spoken but the most common is Bahasa Indonesia. Islam claims 90 percent of Indonesians; however, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and animism are also practiced.

When Columbus sailed from Spain in 1492, he sought a new route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. The Portuguese arrived in the sixteenth century but in 1602 the Dutch began slowly gaining control of the islands. Following Japanese occupation during World War II, the country, led by Sukarno, proclaimed independence in 1945. Suharto ousted Sukarno in 1967 and held the presidency of the military-controlled republic until 1998, when a collapsing economy fueled riots and demands for reforms. In 2001, the country elected a female leader, President Megawati Sukarnoputri.

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Child's Location: South of Manado

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

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  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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